Serve up this incredible Chocolate Pie with Meringue. It is a flaky pie crust that is filled with velvety smooth chocolate filling and topped with airy homemade meringue. Chocolate meringue pie is easy to make and delicious to eat.
Anytime there was a family gathering as a kid, this pie always was made. It’s incredible and so versatile for any occasion or time of year. If you love chocolate pie, this recipe will win you over.
Chocolate Pie with Meringue
This is an easy chocolate meringue pie recipe. Grab your supplies and let’s get to baking! If you want a simple pie to serve up guests, this is one I recommend trying.
When To Serve This Meringue Chocolate Pie
- Birthday Parties
- Family Reunions
- Weeknight Desserts
- And any other occasion
As you can see there is no wrong time to make this pie!
Does Chocolate Meringue Pie Need Refrigerated
You need to initially allow the pie to cool down after you pull it from the oven. Just leaving on a baking rack to allow it to cool. Then cover and transfer to the fridge after an hour or so.
If you put directly in the fridge from oven the meringue can weep and begin to collapse as it cooled down too fast.
How Long Will Chocolate Pie Last In Fridge
You can store your pie in the fridge for 3-4 days. Just keep pie covered with a lid or even aluminum foil. Always use your best judgment on when you feel it is time to toss any leftovers you may have.
What If I Don’t Like Meringue
If you don’t like meringue you can still make the pie. Skip the step of putting meringue on and then cool and refrigerate pie as directed. Then once the pie is fully cooked you can eat as is, or top with whipped cream.
Pile it on or pipe on some around the edge of the pie. Or use a grater and sprinkle on chocolate shavings.
How Does Chocolate Pie Thicken
I use gelatin in my recipe, that is unflavored. This will help to give it that pudding texture without making a pudding style chocolate pie recipe. Then as you heat the ingredients up it will begin to thicken the pie mixture even more.
How To Make Chocolate Meringue Pie
Start by adding your sugar, cornstarch, gelatin, milk, and salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat making sure to whisk constantly to prevent clumping or burning. Then slowly add in your chocolate and melt. Allow it to come to a boil, and let it boil for one minute, then add in vanilla.
How to Temper Eggs
Now you want to take your beaten eggs and incorporate with about a cup of the pudding mixture in a separate bowl. You will want to whisk constantly and pour eggs in slowly so the hot pie filling doesn't cook the eggs. If you don't do this properly, you could end up with little lumps of cooked egg in your chocolate pie filling.
Once your eggs are properly mixed, pour the mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the pie filling, and whisk it all together. Pour into a your prepared pie crust.
Then to make the meringue you add egg whites, cream of tartar and sugar into a bowl and beat until it forms peaks. Spread over the pie, and make sure to cover the edges of pie crust to seal the pie. Then bake for 15 minutes.
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Pumpkin Meringue Pie | This pumpkin pie got an upgrade with a meringue topping. It adds a whole new level of sweetness, that means you can skip the whipped topping.
This creamy chocolate pie recipe truly is fantastic. If you love chocolate and love pie, grab the ingredients and give this homemade chocolate pie a try. Let me know what you think of it.
Have you ever made a homemade chocolate pie with meringue before?
Chocolate Pie with Meringue
- 1 deep dish pie crust pre-baked
- 4 eggs separated
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 4- ounce envelope unflavored gelatin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 ounces dark chocolate squares chopped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 6 egg whites 4 of the reserved egg whites plus 2 additional
- 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ⅔ cup sugar
- Combine sugars, cornstarch, gelatin, salt and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat, constantly whisking to combine. Add in chocolate and allow to come to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat. Add vanilla.
- Beat egg yolks together and slowly pour one cup of the pudding mixture into the egg yolks while constantly whisking to prevent eggs from cooking. Pour egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan and mix all together. Pour into the pre-baked pie crust.
- To make the meringue, add egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar and beat all three ingredients together until still and able to form peaks.
- Spread meringue over the top of the pie to the edge of the crust, sealing the pie.
- Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
- Chill prior to serving.